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School Notification System to Send School Alerts to Parents and Students

DialMyCalls offers a school notification system that bridges the communication gap between teachers, students, and parents. Now you can easily send your alerts via phone call, text message (SMS), and/or email to everyone, in seconds!

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DialMyCalls Is Used By Schools All Over The US & Canada

Below are just a few of the thousands of educational institutions that use our system.




Using DialMyCalls, you can quickly notify your students, parents, or faculty within a matter of minutes. Now you can easily send phone calls, text messages, and/or emails with the click of a mouse. DialMyCalls is entirely web-based meaning that there is no expensive hardware or equipment to purchase. There are also no contracts or outrageous pricing plans; we strive to keep our system easy to use.

 

Because our system has the ability to send thousands of calls or text messages per minute, your notifications will reach all of your intended recipients quickly.



What is a Mass Notification System for Schools?

What is a Mass Notification System for Schools?

A school notification app is an indispensable tool for schools of all levels. Such systems allow school faculty or administrators to communicate with all parents, students, and/or staff simultaneously.

These apps allow messages to go out to a sender’s entire contact list within seconds. An SMS service for schools is superior to a traditional phone tree, as there are no opportunities for the message to get distorted and everyone gets the message from the same authoritative voice.

For schools, this kind of quick and clear communication can be vital to an informed and engaged student body and support system. Bulk SMS software for schools benefits everyone involved.

A mass notification system for schools can be used to keep students safe during an emergency, inform parents of a closed road before pickup time, remind teachers of a casual Friday, or even notify football players of a change in the practice schedule.

Message Broadcast - DialMyCalls

One of the most useful parts of a mass notification system for schools is that messages can be sent directly to your audience’s phones. Communicating directly with your audience in the way that best suits their needs — whether via text message, phone call, or email⁠—is the best way to avoid miscommunications.

Overall, a school notification app is a tool, and a means to an end.

The end goal isn’t that parents, students, faculty, and staff are receiving texts or phone calls or emails. The end goal is that your school community is safe, happy, informed, and learning.

Using a school notification app can make sure that that’s happening without adding to the sometimes overwhelming existing workload of administrators and teachers. Sending out mass messages saves time, effort, and worry.

The same service that can send out messages can also receive and compile them, allowing for a two-way communication stream that keeps administrators aware of the needs and concerns of the students and faculty they serve. A school messaging system app is just as beneficial for administrators and teachers as it is for students and parents.

Mass Text Messaging for Schools

SMS text messaging for schools is the most recent in a long line of school communication methods. But a mass texting service for schools isn’t likely to be a passing fad; such systems can be instrumental in a school’s communication plan.

Emergency Notification Mass Text Sample - DialMyCalls

There are three primary benefits of using a school text service for mass school communication. These include:

  • Familiarity. Most of the US population not only has a cell phone, but is comfortable using one to send and receive text messages. Both adults and kids alike have no problem reading, saving, and even responding to this type of communication.
  • Flexibility. Text messages don’t have to be read immediately to be effective. They don’t require the recipient to be in a quiet place to answer, and they can take many different forms and include several different types of media. SMS software for schools can be useful in a wide range of situations, from sending out summer reading lists to notifying parents of a school shooter.
  • Brevity. SMS messages allow for only a limited number of characters. While some may see this as limiting what they can communicate, others see it as an opportunity to pare down words until only the most important information is left. This makes key points easy to grasp for recipients getting their information from a school messaging system.

Recipients can also save, forward, or otherwise share text messages with others. If you want news to spread fast, SMS messages can be just the way to ensure that it does.

But while text messages certainly have their place in a school notification app, they aren’t the only way to convey information.

Different people learn best in different ways, and sending information in a variety of formats ensures that these different learning styles are utilized to help these messages be retained and understood.

Voice broadcasts and emails are often the better choice for a school notification system, though other times the different types of messages can be used together for optimum engagement.

Automated Calling System for Schools

A school notification app is also incomplete without a voice broadcasting option.

Automated calling systems for schools allow each recipient to get a message in the form of a phone call. They hear the audio of the message instead of seeing the text like they would from an SMS message.

Voice Broadcast Report - Version 3

There are three main benefits to using voice calls for a school notification system:

  • Authority. In times of stress or when important information is conveyed, it can be helpful or comforting to hear such information from a familiar voice of authority. This is much easier to accomplish over a voice call than over text message. Someone already known by all recipients, such as the principal or the head of the PTSA, can share news and set listeners at ease at the same time.
  • Length. While text messages have a character limit and are ideal for short messages, phone calls only have a time limit. In general, this allows for more information to be shared via voice than via text, though senders must still be selective in what is included. Voice calls allow the sender to share more, but not to share with no end.
  • Simplicity. Even more people are familiar with the process of answering a phone call than are familiar with texting. It is easy to answer a phone or to listen to your voicemail. When sending voice broadcasts, you likely don’t need to worry about a learning curve or about recipients simply not seeing the message.

Phone calls can also be paired with text messages to share important information.

In this way, whether a recipient remembers auditory or visual information better, they have a good shot of retaining the information in the message. They can listen to a voice of authority, but still forward the text message to a friend.

Sending School SMS and Calls Through Email

Email is also a popular way to communicate for schools.

One benefit of email is that you can send anything sent in a text message or voice call in an email format at the same time. This email can serve as a backup if a phone number isn’t working or cell service is down.

However, there are also benefits to emails as their own communication format. These include:

  • Length. Emails are the longest form of mass message provided by DialMyCalls. They can include a nearly unlimited amount of text, or a long list of different attachment types. Video, pictures, PDFs, Excel sheets, and links can all be sent via email with relative ease.
  • Relaxed Timeline. Information sent via email is less likely to be seen immediately. For less vital matters, email can allow the recipient to take their time reading the message when they have a spare, uninterrupted moment.
  • Unhindered Responses. When you need to collect information in return from your audience, email can also help. While recipients can usually reply to a text message or call a phone number, emails allow for longer form responses. Whether you want feedback on the new athletic fields or to discuss a child’s grades, emails can allow an audience member to express themself completely.

Again, emails can also be sent alongside texts and voice calls simply to engage any audience members who prefer that particular method. SMS messages can also instruct readers to refer to an email for more information, or calls can say to reply to an email with your order or answer.

Regardless of which combination of messages you choose, you can rest assured knowing that your recipients will receive your message in a matter of seconds. You can send text messages, voice calls, or emails from the DialMyCalls school notification app.


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Why Use DialMyCalls As Your School Notification System?

Easily Organize Your Contacts

With the contact grouping system you can separate students, faculty, and parents into separate call groups. You can even break them down by grade, classroom, or any number of other ways. This way when you want to send out a notification you can send it to one group, multiple groups, or all of the groups at one time.

Ease Of Use

We have one of the easiest to use web-based notification systems around. Because of this we have schools of all sizes who use DialMyCalls. Whether you’re a small day care center or a school board in a large metropolitan area, our system has the capacity to handle anything you throw our way.

Education Discount

All schools receive 10% off on our package prices. Simply call our customer support team at 1-800-928-2086 and someone on our staff can help get the discount on your account.


What DialMyCalls Users Have To Say About The Service:

"I am a brand new high school teacher with 150 students and I have been overwhelmed with all of the administrative duties teachers have. Everyday I was coming home to call parents about attendance, failing grades and other classroom announcements. It was an extremely cumbersome process and taking up hours of my evenings each night! But now with DialMyCalls, I simply record a message and in minutes I can do what once took hours. This service is phenomenal and affordable enough for a first-year, public school teacher. Thank you."

East Gadsden High School

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